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Vjetrenica is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most important caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which is famous worldwide for its karstic and speleological riches. It is located in the Popovo field in Ravno, West Herzegovina in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.GeographyPopovo Polje and cave locationVjetrenica is located in Popovo Polje, which is itself located in a southernmost regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, West Herzegovina, near the Adriatic coast. Its entrance is near the village of Zavala, in west - south-western corner of polje. In the warmer parts of the year a strong blast of cold air blows from its entrance, which is very attractive in the middle of the rocky, hot and waterless terrain.Popovo Polje is one of the largest polje (karstic plain) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world, famous for its karstic phenomenons and features, and particularly for its Trebišnjica River, which flows through the polje as largest sinking river (also losing stream, or influent stream) the world, as well as the Vjetrenica cave system, located to the west/south-western parts of the valley.Arrange to visit Vjetrenica and other attractions in Zavala using our Zavala vacation builder.
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Driving there from the Croatian coast felt like an adventure in itself. The road (R428) felt little more than a track and you should remember to take passports as there is a border point. The cave is ... read more »
We have visited many cave systems across the world and the display of stalagmites and stalagtites is not that impressive. It is a pleasant cave system and the cool 11degrees makes a jacket advisable, ... read more »
Must see place !!! This is place you need to see considering that "čovječja ribica " is living there and it really beautiful inside. Also be aware that you probably need to take some coat because ther... read more »
Perfect, nature in all her glory. Must see
nice cave! you get an own flashlight and can walk without a guide. and the cave is very good.
Avesome! Must see before it's crowded by tourists.
Mirko PetrovicA real attraction. Nature in all its beauty. Be sure to visit, is worth "every penny". The real attraction! Nature at its best. Don't miss it, you will not be disappointed!show original
Nemanja KovačThe Serbian lands are full of natural beauty that is this cave.show original
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